Community Profiling

Topics: Portlaoise, Hospital, County Laois Pages: 5 (947 words) Published: April 19, 2013
E-Tivity 2: Community of Inquiry

The area we choose for Community Profiling was the town of Portlaoise, Co Laois.

The rationale for this area was to pick an area that would be useful to one of the three of us rather than an area that would not be beneficial to any of us. The consensus then was the Portlaoise town as the Community Nurse covers that area and is reasonably new in her position. It also allowed the Community Nurse to become more aware of what was available locally as there were areas of profiling that she was unaware of. Being able to locate different resources proved very helpful to her already due to not knowing about certain profiles. She also suggested that she share it with the two Settlement Workers at Midlands Simon Community who cover Laois and Offaly. So not only are we all learning about Community Profiling, it is also being put into use by those in their every day employment. We choose the six areas of Health, Education, Housing, Essential Services, Employment and Voluntary Groups as these are the main areas that the Community Nurse would liaise with and on behalf of her client due to the nursing care being holistic in nature.

Portlaoise Area
Portlaoise  historically also known as Maryborough from 1557 until 1929, is the county town (capital/administrative centre) of Co Laois in the Midlands region of Ireland. The population in 2011 was 20,145.

InformationWhere to Source this info. Areas/Level Collected Housing Dept.Laois County CouncilCouncil housing
JFL Avenue, PortlaoiseSocial housing
057 866 4000Traveller housing
www.laois.ieAffordable housing

Housing Assoc.Cluid H.A National officeSocial disadvantaged
37 Killarney St
Dublin 1
01 707 2088

Housing Assoc.Genio Housing TrustDisabilities/Mental
Marlinstown Office PkHealth
044 938 5940

Midland SimonOld Parochial HouseEmergency House
CommunityPortlaoise Homelessness Service
087 610 7011

Sue Ryder FoundationKilminchey VillageOver 65 Supported PortlaoiseHousing
057 873 1071

Essential Services:
InformationWhere to Source this info.Areas/Level Collected Garda StationThe Square, PortlaoiseN/A
057 867 4100

Fire StationCounty hall, PortlaoiseN/A
057 867 4360

AmbulanceAmbulance Control CentreN/A
057 862 1364

HospitalMidland Regional HospitalN/A
Dublin Rd, Portlaoise
057 862 1364

Bin collectionAES Bord na Mona Group
Oxigen Environmental

Court officeCourthouse, PortlaoiseN/A
057 867 4600

Portlaoise prisonDublin Rd, PortlaoiseN/A
057 868 1326

Post OfficeJFL Avenue, PortlaoiseN/A
057 866 1507

LandfillKyletalesha LandfillN/A
Mountmellick Rd, Portlaoise
057 687 4322|

Template for Health and Education in Portlaoise.
The Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise Public Hospital has a 24 hour Accident and Emergency Department for the population of Co. Laois and the Midlands .In 2007 40,114 patients presented to the Accident and Emergency Department .In 2008 the Hospital served 44,645. 94% of admissions were made through Accident and Emergency. Looking for access to Private Hospitals was difficult as I would have had to log in my email and phone details and register online to get access to information. The HSE website was easy to navigate .It was well outlined and is served by two Public Hospitals: The Midland Regional Hospital and St .Fintan’s Psychiatric Hospital. From the HSE website I was able to see that the local Health office is the entry point for community health and personal social services .This office and Health Care Centre includes a G.P, Public Health Nurses, Child Health, Community Welfare, Ophthalmology ,Speech Therapy, Social Worker, Addiction...
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